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Dec 11, 2019

TripActions Gift Guide for Business Travelers

Samantha Shankman

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Road warriors are some of the best kinds of people to gift during the holidays. They place more value on time spent together than physical goods, but they know the importance of well-crafted products since they’re used to working with only the essentials on the road.

Because business travelers are some of the most energetic and busiest employees in an organization, they also really appreciate the chance to rest and recharge when at home. Which means you can choose anything from the best blanket to the most advanced technology and the business traveler will put it to good use.

Here’s our complete list of what we’re gifting the business travelers in our lives this year:

How to Pack

A fantastic suitcase is one of the most important belongings to a business traveler.

We profiled our absolute favorite luggage for business travel earlier this year. Our four favorites are Rimowa Original Cabin Spinner Luggage, Delsey Turenne Hardside Spinner Suitcase, Hook & Albert Gen. 2 Garment Weekender Bag, and Away’s The Bigger Carry-on.

What to Wear

While we believe in the power of a well-chosen suitcase, what you put in it matters just as much.

Rothys sells great business shoes for women, Outdoor Voices offers the best in workout gear, and Allbirds is the best source for stylish but comfortable shoes for those long flights. For those moments of rest, Marine Layer sells uber soft material clothes for comfortable flights or late nights and Chubbies sells bathing suits for that business hotel pools. Retailmenot has a wealth of deals on pretty much anything you need before a business trip.

In a trend that we’re sure to see more of, some business travelers are skipping the process of packing altogether with Trvl Porter, which lends customers a pre-styled wardrobe delivered directly to their hotel destination.

Being Well

Business travelers are invested in feeling good so they can show up ready to achieve their goals. Conversations around how to best combat jet lag as well as improve wellness and mental health on the road have become popular in the business travel community -- and there are gifts that can give your favorite roadwarrior an extra boost.

Local Time creates powered packs of micronutrients to be taken before, during, and after a flight to help business travelers rebalance their body from the inside out. Not only are their travel-inspired formulas crafted with organic ingredients, but Local Time packaging is designed to be 100% compostable. Buy a variety pack for a complete travel wellness ritual.

You can also give the gift of great coffee, anywhere. Purchase Sightglass instant coffee with a Kinto Travel Tumbler and your business traveler can have some of the highest quality and tastiest coffee that’s roasted in San Francisco.

Rejuvenation is an important part of being present and proactive when it is needed most. A subscription to a meditation app such as Calm or a streaming video platform for yoga and workouts such as Gaia or The Class can help encourage their well-being.

Talking Tech

Gear is an important part of traveling well. Bowers and Wilkins crafts some of the highest quality and best looking headphones on the market. Their in-ear and on-ear noise cancelling headphones last for 12 to 30 hours without charge. Other popular noise cancelling headphones are available from Beats, Sony, Bose, and of course Apple.

We love to read in the quiet moments between travel. The best books we read this year is Ben Horowitz’s latest ‘What You Do Is Who You Are’ and ‘Writing My Wrongs’ from Shaka Senghor. A Kindle is one of our favorite travel accessories. Audible, Amazon’s audiobook subscription services, is the perfect companion for when your eyes need a rest.

The last piece of tech that we’re hoping for this year is the Apple Watch Series 3, which is considered one of the best fitness trackers on the market and a great way to receive flight updates on the way to the gate.

The Gift of You

TripAction was built to power in-person connections, but those days and evenings are often spent away from family and friends. What the frequent travelers in your life need more than anything this holiday season is quiet quality time with the people they love in places that inspire serenity. Hug your business traveler close and remind them to enjoy the gift of keeping their feet solidly on the ground for a few weeks. We all need to rest.

Wherever the festivities and holiday brings us this year, the TripActions team is enormously grateful for our customers, travelers, and team members around the world who make TripActions the best experience in business travel as we enter 2020. Let’s go!

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